Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe


20 Jun 2019
Leuven Belgium

This training will give attendees an introduction to state-of-the-art technologies for single cell analysis, including single-cell -omics methods and in situ approaches.

11 Mar 2019
Leuven Belgium

This training will provide an overview of the analytical techniques and data analysis tools that are applied to study the metabolome and will provide insights on how to interpret metabolomics data

22 Jan 2019

Recent developments in 3D whole organ and whole-body imaging have revolutionized our view on tissues and is liberating the research from artificial 2D cell culture.

9 Oct 2018

Investigating interactions between proteins is an important aspect to gain insights into the function of proteins.

27 Aug 31 Aug 2018
Ghent Belgium

VIB is an entrepreneurial research institute that seeks to transfer the results of its scientific investigations to society.

7 Jun 2018
Brussels Belgium

This training will showcase tools, methods and technologies to interpret and determine protein structures. The training is aimed at novice scientists in the structural biology field but will also address scientists who are already more familiar with protein structure determination and would like to broaden their methodological basis. We will start this training with a comparison of the different technologies that are commonly used for structure determination. The technologies - NMR, Cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, etc. - will be compared towards preparative work, timelines and interpretation. In a second session, the practical steps towards structure determination will be discussed. We will highlight how the preparative work that is needed for structure determination depends on the technology that is used. We will comment on the expected timelines and the sample requirements (amounts, purity, …) for the protein (-complex). In a next session, we will comment on good use of structural information, on correct interpretation and visualization of protein structures. This will all be further demonstrated in a point-by-point tutorial on screen. We will end the day with a keynote lecture to illustrate what was taught during the day in a biological story.